A4 hand-set, handprinted letterpress print on recycled paper stock, by Hooksmith Press.
Designed and printed by Russell Frost of Hooksmith Press, a small letterpress print shop in East London.
Russell says of this piece: "I found this lovely copper-topped Penny-Farthing Block from the same erra as the bicycle. Turns out the bicycles were know as 'ordinaries' after the safety-bicycle came along. Printed using a gold ink on the 2-colour wood type - possibly ATF (American Type Foundries - 1892-1993)."
In Russell's words: "My work reflects a slower time and a love of typography and the written word. Letterpress is a medium which allows me to collect and re-use elements from the past to create something new; a tangible and tactile connection to history and a continuation of a craft."